Hot fun in the Melbourne time
posted February 2, 2011 4:47 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Wed February 9 at 6:00 PM, Riverland
Federation Square, Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia (Map & Directions)
It's been a long time, Melbourne! I'm keen to get outside and enjoy the (long-awaited) summer. What do you say to a beer? Wed 9 Feb, starting 6 or 7, Riverland.
In case you haven't been to Riverland before, it's just down the stairs between the river and Federation Square.
posted by mosessis to Meetup (29 comments total)

I'm in! and I won't chicken out this time, I promise :)
Thursday would work better for me but wednesday is okay.
posted by emd3737 at 6:42 PM on February 2, 2011

Sounds great to me & magically, Wednesday the 9th is about the only weeknight I'd be able to make it.
posted by goshling at 7:25 PM on February 2, 2011

OK, now I feel like a heel*. I will be back in the country in March.

*To be fair, I feel like a heel sitting on a tropical beach, idly staring out into the Gulf of Thailand as the waves lap against the shore, contemplating the relationship between one's latitude and the intersection of the sun and the yardarm....
posted by pompomtom at 8:20 PM on February 2, 2011 [1 favorite]

Crapitude. I'm in Wodonga Wednesday and Thursday next week.
posted by tim_in_oz at 2:19 PM on February 3, 2011

I'm keen for this if it's going ahead, and I'll bring my lurker mate if that's cool. What's the go for finding each other? Have you got a favorite table or something like that?
posted by fido~depravo at 8:15 PM on February 3, 2011

I was just wondering if/when it was time for a meetup.
But wednesday in the big bad city. no can do. :(
posted by wilful at 9:43 PM on February 3, 2011

Though unusually, I could do the following wednesday.
posted by wilful at 9:44 PM on February 3, 2011

I think I could make it.
posted by Trivia Newton John at 10:44 PM on February 3, 2011

Looks like we have at least 4, so I guess I'm going to call it and make it official. Sweet! Looking forward to it.
posted by mosessis at 3:34 AM on February 4, 2011

I'm sorry not everyone can make it that night. We'll just have to do another one before summer's up!
posted by mosessis at 3:49 AM on February 4, 2011

I was also thinking it's high time for a mefi time, and should be able to make it on Wednesday.
posted by nomis at 4:52 AM on February 4, 2011

I'll call myself a "quite likely"...

hmmm... so the BoM reckons mostly sunny for wednesday... sweet!
posted by russm at 8:21 PM on February 4, 2011

I'm in!! whee! I've been hanging out for a meetup for ages!
posted by jonathanstrange at 10:34 PM on February 4, 2011

jonathanstrange - since 7+ months ago when I was talking up the Melbourne Midwinter MeFi Meetup that I never got around to organizing?
posted by russm at 11:11 PM on February 4, 2011

please do come along russm ... you're one of the few people I'll recognise.
posted by nomis at 1:24 AM on February 5, 2011

hey nomis - it'll be good to catch up... too long between meetups...

and fido~depravo - lurkers, partners, and any other random friends or acquaintances are welcome...
posted by russm at 4:32 AM on February 5, 2011

I'm glad to hear there are so many people who can make it. As for how to find us, I'll have my phone on me so will be checking the thread (as I imagine a bunch of others will be too), or my phone number is posted in my account (under Occupation) so you can text me. Or, you can always go around the bar asking if anyone is "a friend of Matt's". I don't know of a favourite mefi table, though I usually sit outside when at riverland.

As russm says, friends, partners, lurkers and other hangers on are totally welcome, basically anyone you think would have a fun time meeting up with some random internet folks for a beer (or in my case, probably some cider or wine).
posted by mosessis at 11:35 PM on February 5, 2011

I may well join you -- my Wednesday night plans just fell through...
posted by prettypretty at 8:13 PM on February 6, 2011

Another maybe here :)
posted by cybele at 3:43 AM on February 7, 2011

Definitely maybe.
posted by bdave at 1:53 PM on February 7, 2011

have fun everyone!
posted by wilful at 9:29 PM on February 8, 2011

I'll be getting to riverland just after 6. If anyone gets there and can't find us, feel free to text or post here.
posted by mosessis at 9:37 PM on February 8, 2011

Ack, turns out I have too much to do and won't make it tonight. So that means we *have* to do another meetup before the end of summer!
posted by nomis at 10:25 PM on February 8, 2011

don't seem to be any non-tiny outside tables, so I'm inside near the loos... at a large table...
posted by russm at 10:59 PM on February 8, 2011

wearing a space lego tshirt...
posted by russm at 11:02 PM on February 8, 2011

I'm wondering if you actually own any other t-shirts.

I'm wearing the official licenced product. See you in a few minutes.
posted by bdave at 11:26 PM on February 8, 2011

Bdave -I have evidence of at least one other tshirt in a MeeFie context...
posted by russm at 3:52 AM on February 9, 2011

Thanks to all who shouted me beers etc, I'm feeling a little bit dusty this morning.
posted by Trivia Newton John at 2:43 PM on February 9, 2011

Trivia Newton John: "Thanks to all who shouted me beers etc, I'm feeling a little bit dusty this morning."

I hear that. Also, photos. Hope I got everyone's name right. Many blurry photos. But good fun. Would drink again.
posted by bdave at 12:27 AM on February 10, 2011

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